Cody Kennedy for Cross Colours
Been working on the CXCWOMAN series for Cross Colours - check out our first lady.
It’s the brand that started street wear in the 90’s and we’re relaunching with fresh digs.
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CXCWOMAN : JORDY C
Our first CXCWOMAN is bold, beautiful and self-made.
Walking into Jordan Craig’s penthouse, one is greeted by crystal fixtures and a milky white decor. The girl has taste - luxurious and decadent - but definitely elegant taste. As I awaited the young businesswoman, I admired the plush floor and ornate mirror outside her bedroom door. Then the door opened, and a fresh-faced Ms. Craig greeted me, still sporting her Cross Colours long-sleeve jersey, with dark wavy tresses that trickled down her back. She quietly grinned and welcomed me into her home.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
A: I am 22 years-old…the most exciting thing about me is that I started a very high-end hair extension company four years ago and it has been very successful.
Q: How and what made you start your own business?
A: I’ve always been business-oriented…but what made me start was I had just moved back into my parents’ house, which I was not happy about [laughs]. But I didn’t want to work a regular job. I didn’t want to work for anybody, so I had to figure something out. I’ve always been a business person, like I said, like a hustler.
And everybody’s always commented on my hair. If I wore extensions, everyone always wanted to know where they could get them. I decided to do a lot of research and find a good place to buy [hair] from. So the hair extensions are virgin Indian (human hair untouched by chemicals or color).
Q: Can you give a word of advice to young people who are considering starting their own business?
A: A lot of people didn’t believe in me, which upset me at the time. But I just kept pushing and said I don’t care if people don’t think I’m gonna be successful with it. I’m gonna keep going hard until I make it you know? It sounds cliche but it’s the truth (smiles). If you stick to something long enough that you really believe in it, you can do whatever you want.
Q: With Cross Colours starting a women’s collection, what are you looking forward to seeing when it comes out?
A: Well, it’s very comfortable and casual and it’s still sexy. You can pull it back and fit it to yourself or just wear it loose and be kinda androgynous. But I love it! I like this style and I think it’s very different. There aren’t a lot of tomboy, girl clothes or clothing lines right now so I think it’s really dope.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a woman when it comes to fashion and style?
A: I get inspired by [things like] fashion in Paris or Indian jewelry. I get a lot of inspiration from traveling when it comes to fashion.
Q: There are a lot of beautiful women out there who, with the help of the social media culture today, have become famous for being just that - a pretty face. Beyond your beauty and image, what is something that you would like people to know about Jordan Craig as a person?
A: That I’m self-made. A lot of people assume that I’m sponsored or I live off my parents but my sisters and I are all self-made. Our parents showed us tough love all the time so even though they’re well-off, they don’t do anything for us. It worked out in the long-run!
Q: Cross Colours’ tagline/slogan is “Clothing Without Prejudice”. If you had to create a tagline to represent yourself what would it be?
A: I’m not a stubborn girl - I’m an independent woman.
Q: What social issues do you feel passionate about?
A: Education. What is important to me is giving everyone an equal chance at succeeding. It is unfortunate that some people don’t have the resources or opportunities to do something great. Instead, some assume they don’t want anything better for themselves.
Jordy C and Cross Colours say it best: #Educate2Elevate
Photos by: Molly Adams
Interview by: Mariah Johnson
Edited by: Sarah Cascante
Tash and Cody II